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after the defensive wounds of the hands. >> certainly if she is going to claim self-defense she is going to have to get up on the stand and she is going to have to testify and justify each and every wound and why. >> what really happened in there? >> in a nut shell, two people took travis' life. two monsters. >> you did not shoot travis? >> i have never even shot a real gun. >> you did not stab him 27 times. >> that is heinou is s. >> or lit his throat from ear to ear? >> i can't imagine slitting any one's throat. >> if i was going to ever try to kill obama i would use gloves. i've got plenty of them. >> she listened to his voice mail for 16 minutes after the killing. apparently that is how she knew he was going off to mexico with another woman. >> is it your belief that she would have con fided in you you with certain things? >> yes. >> she con fided about the relationship? >> yes. >> but never con fided that she killed him, did she? >> no. >> i don't have anything else. >> greta: june 24, 2008, travis alexander murdered in his arizona home and now you more than four years later his ex-
secretary of defense, chuck hagel came under heavy fire during his hearings before the senate armed services committee. they held his feet to the fire and they asked him tough questions about his past controversial comments including anti-semitic positions. watch this. >> he said the jewish lobby, a lot of people i'm a united states senator. this pressure makes us do dumb things at times. you said the jewish lobby should not have been used and some other term. name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israel lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that is a provocative statement that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate and congress in which you said. >> in a speech on the floor of the senate you referred to israel's military campaign against the terrorist group member's as a, quote, sickening slaughter. i would suggest the characterizations -- do you think it is rig
from a receiver, and what's a hit that's too hard. in football, defensive backs are taught to separate the wide receivers from the ball. that requires a lot of contact. we certainly don't want to see guys hurt. we certainly want safety to be a priority. but you have to understand the nature of the game. i think when you're a police officer, you understand what your job is. when you're a fireman, you understand what your job is. there are hazards and risks that go with it. when you sign that contract and put a uniform on, you may wind up waking up like i do every morning taking a lot more time out to get out of bed to make sure all the sore parts get working in the right way. >> joe theismann, thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >>> and on the eve of super bowl xlvii, cnn is live in new orleans with our take on the biggest sporting event in the country. what it means to the city, how it became such a cultural phenomenon, and more. we welcome rachel nicholls as she hosts "kickoff in new orleans," a cnn bleacher report special, this afternoon 4:00 p.m. eastern. >>> should a
yourself from an arms intruder. the president's nominee for defense secretary takes incoming fire on capitol hill over his stance on iran and israel. even as iran and threatens israel for its attack on it syria. former u.s. a message of the united nations jumbles and joins us next. ♪ the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. ♪ ♪ lori: president obama's date to be the next defense secretary faces critics on the hill today. too soft on a run and not tight enough with israel. fox news chief congressional correspondent tells us whether decade ago won any of his opponents over. >> after two months of public criticism over his nomination become secretary of defense former republican senator chuck a gold star ear
trying to destroy the president's pick for secretary of defense, who just happens to be a republican. retired colonel lawrence wilkerson breaks down today's bizarre proceedings. >>> plus, jonathan alter on the new democratic plan to take back the house using citizens united. >>> another big-time republican reveals his disgust for moochers on social security and medicare. richard wolffe, howard fineman, and david corn break down the gop's ongoing problem with half of america. >>> and in center left america, it is no longer okay to be a homophobic professional athlete. >> to let all lgbt teens know that it gets better. >> we'll tell you about the inspiring backlash to a 49ers' anti-gay slur. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. you know, if you had lunch with somebody every tuesday for 12 years, do you think you'd feel like you have kind of got to know them a little bit? chuck hagel must have felt blindsided today by old senate friends. because today republican senators looked like they were competing for an oscar. they tried to see which one could act the
friendly fire on capitol hill. an incredibly long day of tough questions for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. one of the most contentious moments came when senator john mccain asked whether the 2007 surge troop in iraq was successful. >> the question is, were you right or wroeng? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like you to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i
in, especially in the defense sector. is this something to get concerned about? are we on track for a recession which would be two consecutive negative quarters of growth? >> well, you ask yourself, how could the market shrugged off a report that was superficially this week? the reality was that we knew look underneath the hood, so to speak, and look to some of the details, the consumer spending was decent. the housing was booming. most importantly, businesses started dong capitol spending again. they pulled back in the third quarter, with the camera back in the fourth quarter even though there were all these concerns about this bill cliff. and what it tells you is, there is a lot of resilience in the private sector. ." lori: you are taking a positive spin on this to looking at the bright side, but we are still facing sequestration, these deep cuts in defense spending. we know that the 22% decline in defense spending in the fourth quarter led to this negative print, the big driver of the negative. so if we get even more defense cuts will likely cause, right, it could even bring
weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon. and the peace of mind that a woman has as she's facing three, four, five violent attackers, intruders in her home with her children screaming in the background, the peace of mind she has knowing that she has a scary looking gun gives her more courage when she's fighting hardened violent criminals. >> a judiciary committee says it hopes to send gun control legislation to the senate floor by late february. we'll hear more from mark kelly when he joins us live on morning joe. >>> to chicago, homicides outnumber days so far in 2013. a teenage girl shot down in a neighborhood playground is a symbol of unending violence in the city. she was shot and killed while hanging out with friends. pendleton had one week ago performed with a drill team that president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, d.c. the park where she was killed, just a mile north of president obama's home. chicago had 42 homicides so far in 2013 alone despite having strict gun laws on the books. >>> a day after h
in for neil cavuto. the administration is saying that it was hurricane sandy and defense spending cuts and uncertainty about marcotte. one more quarter and we are in a double dip recession with us tonight is xander -- sandra smith. >> that's right, they are trying to use this report. uncertainty when it comes to tax dollars in borrowing more money. charles: the mass media, i saw a report in new york. six reasons this wasn't a bad record. did you see that? >> the media was trying to spin this in every way that they could. they were trying to make it look like a god for them. what we need to do is say that as a lack of economic growth policy. where is the job growth policies? right now we have consumer confidence levels that we just got this week. they are plummeting because people are seeing their paychecks shrink as a result of the expirations of payroll tax cuts. people have less money to spend, they are less optimistic about the future. the white house doesn't get it. they still think it is about the storm that happened weeks ago. charles: i have to tell you, gretchen, you mentioned
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, the death toll keeps rising. i spoke to the coordinator of civil defense a short while ago, he said 90. when i called him back, he confirmed 220 bodies pulled out. the vast majority killed from asphyxiation, breathing in the smoke, not the flames themselves, the lights went out and people didn't know where to turn. a lot of them locked themselves in the bathroom. hid in corners. found people just looking for any place they could, or bodies sort of piled up in the corners of the establishment, randi. >> are investigators still on the scene? i'm curious what else they might be finding? >> they are, randi. they are digging through the rubble. they want to find any and all bodies, any survivors. three local hospitals and they said they had more than 50 people with injuries. other hospitals have more. to make sure everyone is getting the care they need and they find all of the victims. and the real hard work will begin trying to discover the cause of this and why they couldn't get people out in time, randi. >> do we know anything about the fire alarm system, whether or not the doors were locked?
. just remind us that government spending is not just spending. it's defense jobs. it is jobs firefighters, police, other things. it is real stuff in the real world. when you cut it there are real consequences. melissa: we have to squeeze in a break. i love you very much. i'm not letting u go home to your families. let you stay right where they are. we have more to talk with out power panel on the other side. could we follow in the footsteps of zimbabwe? it just announced they had $217 left in the bank. that is what is in their government coffers. literally. i'm not even kidding. you want to hear this. m.o. "money" straight ahead ♪ . email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today melissa: you think our economy is bad? listen to this. the african nation of zimbabwe announced after paying the latest round of government salaries they
fixodent. it helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. gerri: welcome back. the president's secretary of state nominee has a lot to worry about. north korea is threatening the united states. iran is heating up its nuclear program. john kerry is also concerned about the weather getting warmer. >> american foreign policy is also defined by food security, energy security, humanitarian assistance. it is define by leadership on life threatening issues like climate change. liz: washington watchdog say this could cost taxpayers a bundle. we have weber and lindsey here. phil, start with you, make your case. >> well, if you look at what his predecessor, hillary clinton, did in copenhagen, with a million a year in global warming, never made process, moving that domestically to get the funding for that. there's been a lot of secret treasury documents talking about a carbon tax. the president is coy about a carbon tax, but at some point, there's going to be a push for that in order to fund international transfers, and th
. that's it for me. now to washington to my friend wolf blitzer. >> >>> a very tough day for defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck was battered by republicans, forcing some stumbles and bruising. so far, no knockout blow but the day of questi
to have to face defense secretary if he gets confirmed senator chuck hagel during those hearings is this question of sequestration, something that would be on the table, of course, these defense cuts. first he has got to get through the confirmation issue and, boy, was it a rough confirmation hearing. >> kel well, compare it how quickly they confirm john kerry, right? >> right. >> this is the other end of the spectrum. it was almost uncomfortable to watch it times getting hammered by a number of senators. >> pretty much every pundit that you heard from said pathetic, he seemed confused. he messed up some policies he wasn't even familiar with containment. and president obama's position on that. getting notes handed to him. but at the same time, we have got jay carney saying he is doing great. >> yeah. let's listen to him. >> today senator hagel answered the questions appropriately and did a fine job. we believe he will be confirmed. as i said before, he has, i think there has been increase in the number of senators who have come out in support of him. not a decrease. since the hea
scholar and activist, and with the legal defense fund, derrick bell was handling the cases that ended up segregating schools in mississippi, and when i interviewed him late in his life, he said that as a young person, he was shocked to find that the community schools in mist masissippi did not want to segregate, but they wanted equalization, and resources. when they sthad that we cannot fight a equalization case, the naacp, and so then they went back to the governor and said, unless you equalize the schools, we will segregate, but segregating is the last option. people wanted to have actual resourced functioning schools in their own community even if the schools were entirely black. >> and it is interesting, jackie, because i started this by talking about the "brown" case, and particularly the part that was the kenneth clark dahl studies and the supreme court saying we have to integrate, and if we don't, we will end up with african-american children having a negative sense of themselves and black children picking white dolls, and we saw these studies replicated in a little film of " "gir
in the basement of a neighboring building. >>> a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s. should talk with iran about its nuclear program. >> that's not negotiation. engagement is not appeasement. >> rep
. it brings concern when there is no good gdp numbers. there has been less on defense and concerns, let's take a look now, much like we have seen recently where the dow goes over that one change line over and over again. today seems to be no different as we are back in positive territory. we haven't taken out our highs we saw yesterday, five year highs for the s&p 500, dow jones the thrills, russell 2000. we have had a lot of names and a lot of these indexes hitting these highs we have not seen since 2007. that being said, still concerned about the economy and jobs. the market has been running up, lots of traders say it is time to take a little bit of a breather, or we overbought at these levels? plenty of people i know that has taken money off the table the last couple of days. here's a look at the dow right now up 7%. the banking index, looking pretty good. back to you. melissa: nicole, thank you so much. lori: investors pausing, likely taken aback by the week o weaken expected numbers by gdp. a deep decline in defense spending led to the first contraction in four years. the senior equity st
as early as tuesday. the president's nominee to replace the outgoing defense secretary, leon panetta, this week maintaining a low profile. secretary panetta competing for media and public attention when he made a surprise announcement as he lifted the ban on female troops in combat. retired army general and done what the, the first female four-star general and the army joins us your life. we begin tonight with a unanimous court ruling seen as a major setback for the president and his agenda and his efforts to stack the national labor relations board with union-friendly officials. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> as he wrote that the white house chief of staff dennis mcdonald, president obama was hoping for a smooth start his second term. instead he was brushed back by a federal appeals court ruling unanimously violating the constitution last year. >> it was just ice huge, massive overstep of executive power, and an unconstitutional power grab. >> the controversy stems from a dramatic election-year showdown in which the president by passed the sena
marvin lewis has a good idea. as defensive coordinator he helped lead the ravens to a super bowl victory 12 years ago. he joins us. nice to see you, coach. >> how are you doing today? >> very well. i take it you are excited about the game. i'm curious what are you going to be watching for? i know you are not watching the ads like many people. what are you looking for? >> you know, we are looking for a great game. i think you have two teams that both can be explosive on offense. san francisco obviously with their ground aback but their ability to make plays with their receivers. baltimore's explosive offense and then two defenses that are going to be played very sound and very disciplined and very physical. >> greta: i'm going to look for the quarterback for the 49ers seems to run a lot which may be a nightmare for the coach but seems to run with the ball allot and flacco i watch his arm. look at the pass that he made during the playoff game against denver with 31 seconds left. i always sort of watch for the real dramatic but those are the things i like to watch. >> those were very effect
hearings are set to start on his nomination as defense secretary. the ad is from a conservative group called americans for strong defense. at least five other groups from the right and from the left are all organizing to block hagel's nomination. first though shame on you, barack obama. it was one of hillary clinton's most notorious quotes when challenging her 2008 democratic opponent, then candidate obama later shot back calling his opponent, quote, likable enough. the two have come a long way since then in a jooint joint interview airing tonight on "60 minutes" the president says he'll miss clinton calling her the finest secretary of state ever and wishes she was sticking around. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joining me live now. peter, secretary clinton leaves the administration. what can we expect from the relationship between these two over the next few years? >> well, craig, given the amount of money that goes into a presidential campaign, i think you could say that's probably the $1 billion question right now. a lot of people want to see exactly how this relatio
does nothing, the cuts take effect. republicans don't want defense cuts, but they might be willing to stomach those cuts because domestic programs would also get slashed, including medicare. and that's what republicans really want. let's turn to barney frank, former massachusetts congressman, with us tonight here on "the ed show." congressman, good to have you with us. >> thank you, ed. >> you bet. republicans are trying to change their image here. is it going to work? your thoughts on what you just heard. >> no, because they're not going to be allowed simply to do the thing paul ryan did. he talked about entitlement. people should understand when he talks about cutting entitlements, entitlements is republican for social security and medicare. the two most successful anti-poverty programs in american history, two great accomplishments which substantially reduce poverty among older people and created the possibility for most americans of a comfortable, not a wealthy, not an affluent, but a reasonably comfortable retirement. the other flaw is when ryan says, well, these cuts are to p
, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. c
a decade ago. today it's close to $4 trillion. and that money goes for things like national defense and social welfare programs. but it also stays right here. you see the federal government of washington, d.c. area employs 245,000 people. and the pay and compensation is very good. the average pay in compensation is about $120,000 a year. and those individuals get paid to do all sorts of things. in the parallel universe that is washington, d.c., even the fact that this is borrowed money that we're going into debt creates a job opportunity there is a federal agency called the bureau of the public debt is hiring people to help cope with the money that we are spending that we cannot afford to pay for. the problem goes beyond federal employees because you see, in addition to federal employees, there are legions of government contractors and government contracting firms that spend time and spend a lot of money here in washington, d.c. in fact under president bush that reached some years up to $400 billion being spent to private contractors, indeed over the past decade we are talking about
not carry over here. >> let me ask each of you about the cut-backs on defense. this seems crucial to me. i don't know if you saw the "wall street journal" had an op-ed saying why the french can't fight. provocative title and they backed it up with the facts that they pulled. they have a point of view but they note that the french are deploying into mali right now with barely half the vehicles that they had four years ago. there have been so many cut-backs in the french military. barney frank always used to tell me they're freeloading off the u.s. everyone freeloads off the u.s. military but if we start cutting back dramatically are we going to end up in a situation where we can't fight a traditional war, the only thing worse than having to be the country that bears the security risk for the whole world is not being able to do it? >> let me jump in here because quite frankly, that goes to the essence of why we have a government and our senior leadership as we discuss these fiscal cuts needs to get to the heart of why we have a government in the first place. if you go back to the preamble of
was because defense spending went down so far. the reason everybody was wound up about the fiscal cliff was too quickly cuts in deficit jam us into recession. that's a widely publicized finding from cbo to independent analyst. your guy's formula is for a 2013 recession. i know you like spending cuts. this isn't the time. >> james -- >> when is the time? >> right. who are the keynesians? as much as i respect jared we tried it in 2009 and 2010. >> it helped a lot. >> it didn't work. that's why this is the lowest recovery on record. >> americans understand every dollar will be taken at some point from them in taxes or inflation. >> what do you think is going on in europe? >> they are in private risk taking and people willing to invest. >> what do you think is going on in europe. >> before e we said how great the economy was in the fourth quarter, yes, amid the bad news it was a bright spot. but the great income number, a lot of it was because of the tax trap the president demanded with income getting pulled into the fourth quarter. >> this is a great point. i want to close on this point. t
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